There are only a couple of days until the Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon games get released and by now you must have asked yourself which one to buy or which one is the version more suited for you.

If you’ve played last year’s Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon versions, then these Ultra types are based on the previous titles but presented as an alternate story. The whole plot revolves around a Legendary Pokemon, called Necrozma.

There are some differences between the two games, but if you’re getting either Pokemon Ultra Sun or Pokemon Ultra Moon, you’ll experience the same adventure.

Check out the most important differences that should help you choose between the two versions of the game.

  1. General Differences Between Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon

The director Kazumasa Iwao said that each game has a different Pokedex: Ultra Sun is based on Pokedex from Pokemon Sun and Ultra Moon on Moon’s Pokedex. So, if you want to complete the Pokedex, you can choose the opposite version from what you’ve had.

On the other hand, the producer Shigeru Ohmori said that if you’re interested in the story, you should follow the same version – Pokemon Ultra Sun if you played Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon if you played Pokemon Moon.

The games have a 12 hours difference: The Ultra Sun will show you the exact time on your 3DS clock and Ultra Moon will be in the night-time, even though you play it during the day, it will look like you’re 12 hours ahead.

Both games will introduce a new group surrounded by mystery: Ultra Recon Squad. In Ultra Sun you will meet Dulse and Zossie and in Ultra Moon you will meet the other two members: Phyco and Soliera. They appear through an Ultra Wormhole and it seems that they’re connected to the Ultra Beasts.

  1. Exclusive and Legendary Pokemon for Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon

The main difference between the two new titles is that you encounter some exclusive Pokemon that cannot be found in both versions. Most of the monsters are the same, except for exclusive or legendary Pokemon. Here are the lists of exclusive and legendary Pokemon for the two titles.

Ultra Sun Exclusive Pokemon: Alolan Ninetales, Alolan Vulpix, Braviary, Carracosta, Cottonee, Cranidos, Houndoom, Houndour, Lurantis (Totem-sized), Passimian, Rampardos, Rufflet, Tirtouga, Turtonator, and Whimsicott.

Ultra Moon Exclusive Pokemon: Alolan Sandshrew, Alolan Sandslash, Archen, Archeops, Bastiodon, Drampa, Electrike, Lilligant, Mandibuzz, Manectric, Oranguru, Petilil, Salazzle (Totem-sized), Shieldon, and Vullaby.

There are also Legendary Pokemon from past regions that have appeared with the Ultra Wormholes. Along with the new ones, we’re going to see all the Legendary Pokemon from past generation. Just like the Exclusive Pokemon, the Legendary ones are different depending on what version of the game you play.

Ultra Sun Exclusive Legendary Pokemon: Buzzwole, Dialga, Dusk Mane Necrozma, Groudon, Heatran, Ho-oh, Kartana, Latios, Raikou, Reshiram, Tornadus, UB-Burst, and Xerneas.

Ultra Moon Exclusive Legendary Pokemon: Celesteela, Dawn Wings Necrozma, Entei, Kyogre, Latias, Lugia, Lunala, Palkia, Pheromosa, Regigigas, Thundurus, UB-Assembly, Yveltal, and Zekrom.

More Common Features in Pokemon Ultra Sun and Pokemon Ultra Moon

These are all the differences that you will find between the two versions of Pokemon Ultra games. More other features will come on 17 November for 3DS players.

We’re going to see new characters and a surfing game! There is also the Team Rainbow Rocket, which gathers all its villain leaders from the past. Players that want to buy one of the new titles until 10 January, next year, will also get a special Pokemon: Rockruff – which will evolve into the Dusk Form Lycanroc.

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